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Join us on Thursday May 25th for What Families Need to Know When Hiring Respite Workers with Caitlin Goodsell
Hiring a respite provider is not always as straightforward as it seems. In this session, we will explore the different ways of correctly hiring respite providers under the guidelines set out by the Canada Revenue Agency and Employment Standards. We will focus on when respite providers are classified as employees and when they are classified as contractors. We will also cover the obligations for both the families and staff under each type of relationship.
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Caitlin Goodsell was born and raised in the Kootenays and moved to the Lower Mainland, where she now resides, in 2005. She has worked with people with disabilities throughout her life, beginning by assisting with the care of her foster siblings, and continuing as a support worker for individuals with various and complex needs. She has been a facilitator with Vela for the Lower Mainland and Kootenay region since 2008, and moved into the position of co-Executive Director in 2021.